But I can say with all honesty that I have been working my ass off, with both my first group and this one, to provide them with an engaging experience in Fergus, to open their eyes to new learning opportunities, to foster "teachable moments" in the home, to build their group dynamic, to work one-on-one with the participants to focus on skill development and objective settings, to deal with issues in the group as they come up and in transparent ways. I feel like I am doing my job and doing it well.
And yet, I can't help but take it personally when so many participants decide that the "program" is not for them in my trimestre. Basically, in a lot of ways, I drive the program. And I wonder if its true that the vehicle is the issue, or if the really problem is how I drive.